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Ahtna Kanas Spring 2020

Shareholder Employee Announcements

Peter Ewan, AEI

Peter Ewan

Peter Ewan, Marketing Communications Specialist with AEI, was accepted into the leadership program at the Alaska Humanities Forum as part of the LA23 Cohort. To quote their website, “[t]hrough a series of ten rigorous monthly sessions of interviews, speaker presentations, readings, and group activities, participants learn about the current issues and challenges facing our community.” As part of the program, the cohort is teamed up with members to work on a community project. This year, there are projects that came from within the group to positively impact the community. Peter’s project is teaming with members to develop a training program in the culinary arts for the homeless population. The program will go from October 2019 through May 2020. AES & ASL President Timothy F. Gould has also worked through Leadership Anchorage.

Aaron Miller, AEI

Aaron Miller

Ahtna shareholder and Ahtna Environmental, Inc. (AEI) staffer Aaron Miller, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) at their awards and scholarship banquet on January 25th. AEI provided a $500 matching scholarship making the total $1,000. Aaron is a Senior in the Construction Management Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and will be graduating in the fall of 2020 with a B.S in Construction Management and a Minor in Real Estate. Aaron shared, “Working and going to school full-time has been challenging, but it has been worth it. With my bachelor’s degree under my belt, I will be able to have a greater focus on working towards being a Construction Project Manager with Ahtna. Construction Project Management requires a B.S. degree plus several years of experience, both in the field and in the office.” He went on to say, “I’ve been able to spend four summers out in the field on construction projects. Three of those four years have been with Ahtna, which brings me that much closer to my goal.” Aaron also plans to earn a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and to pursue his Master of Business Administration in preparation for a future leadership position within Ahtna.

Casey Leonard, AES

Casey Leonard

Casey Leonard, an Ahtna shareholder, has been hired as an Administrative Assistant I for Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC (AES). In her position, she is mainly responsible for managing workers compensation for a joint venture located in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as assisting with other contracts in her department including their FAA janitorial and NOAA contracts. Casey has previously worked as an Ahtna Special Forces Intern for the past two summers. She is currently attending school at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is seeking a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is also working on completing her Records and Information Management certification. Her grandparents are William and Katherine Leonard. Her parents are William Jr. and Samantha Leonard. Her dad’s side of the family is from Chitina, Alaska. Casey likes to play soccer in her free time on an intramural team for UAA as well as on a coed team. She also enjoys walking her dog, going camping with friends, fishing, traveling and shopping.

Austin Anderson, AI

Austin Anderson

Austin Anderson, an Ahtna shareholder, has been hired by Ahtna as a Project Administrator I in the Risk Management department and is based out of the Anchorage office. He assists with workers compensation, records management, and other tasks in the Legal and Risk Management departments. He recently completed his Records and Information Management certification. Austin is currently attending UAA and plans to graduate in Spring 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science. He has previously worked as an intern with Ahtna for the past three summers, working for Ahtna Construction and the Legal Department. His grandparents on his mother’s side are the late Louise Ewan Nutter and Larry Nutter. His grandparents on his father’s side are the late Patricia Mallott and the late Clifford Anderson. His mother is Michelle Anderson and his father is Patrick Anderson. He belongs to the Udzisyu Clan. In his spare time, Austin enjoys playing basketball, baseball, softball, snowboarding and anything outside during the summer.

Crystal Ewan, AES/AEI/AGL

Crystal Ewan

Please welcome shareholder Crystal Ewan to the AES/AEI/AGL family of companies. As of December 16, 2019, Crystal accepted the position of Office Manager for the Fairbanks AES/AEI/AGL office. Crystal has worked with Ahtna, Inc., Ahtna Netiye’ and various subsidiaries in Anchorage for 11 years, most recently as AN CEO Tom Maloney’s Executive Assistant. Crystal’s role in Fairbanks will be to establish much-needed procedures to help ensure smooth operations and to be the point-of-contact for overhead matters.

Tamera Ginn, AC&PPC

Tamera Ginn

Tamera Ginn, an Ahtna shareholder, has been hired by Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC (AC&PPC) as a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Specialist. She is currently in the mentorship program under SHEP Director Drew Laughlin and Safety Manager Andy Postishek, working as a SHEP Specialist for Ahtna subsidiaries. Her responsibilities include monitoring site safety and keeping contractors in compliance with state, company and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. She is a vested Laborer out of Local 341 since 2011, has worked for Alyeska Pipeline subcontractors since 2015, and has been in the Safety Industry for the past two years. Tamera has an associate degree in Industrial Technology with an Emphasis on Oil Spill Response and an associate degree in Safety Management. She recently obtained her Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) certification and has started working toward her Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification through the Board-Certified Safety Professional Program. She also recently completed American Safety & Health Institute’s First Aid and CPR Instructor training and is now an instructor. These trainings were paid for by Ahtna under the Shareholder Enrichment program. Her grandparents are Lorraine and Ed Dummler of Chitina, Alaska. Her mother is the late Dorothy Savage. Tamera enjoys field work, fishing, camping and everything summertime.

Earl Bell, AMCC

Earl Bell

Earl Joseph Bell, an Ahtna shareholder, has been hired as a shoreman/deckhand for Ahtna Marine & Construction Company, LLC (AMCC). His duties include material disposal monitoring as well as basic deckhand duties. He has previously worked for Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC as an apprentice operator and worked at Pump 12 and Pump 11 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. His grandparents are Henry T. Bell and Etta Bell. His parents are Earl V. Bell and Margaret Bell. He grew up in Copper River, Alaska and most recently lived in Anchorage, Alaska. He belongs to the Naltsiine Clan. When not working on the boat, he likes to sightsee new places.

Morgan Miller, AGL

Morgan Miller

Ahtna Global, LLC welcomes shareholder spouse Morgan Miller, CF APMP, into the Business Development Department as a Proposal Manager. Morgan will work out of the Anchorage office and will provide national proposal support to the AGL, AEI, AES, ASL, and AIT team. Morgan began working in the engineering industry back in 2014. She previously managed proposal efforts for PDC Engineers and prior to that was employed by Design Alaska in Fairbanks before moving to Anchorage. Though originally from Michigan, she has lived in Alaska for 18 years and currently resides in Anchorage with her husband, Ahtna shareholder Aaron Miller. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics through UAA and her Foundation Level proposal management certification through the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). Morgan says her interest in the A/E/C industry and economics is what drew her to proposal management after she was first asked to assist on a proposal effort more than six years ago. On nearly every sunny summer day you can find her hiking after work or on the weekends.